Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stripe Painting Portrait of Doug Harvey Developed by Doug Harvey — with Doug Harvey

Jeffrey Vallance's Stripe Painting Portrait of me (inspired by my Stripe Painting Portrait of Liberace, which I did for Jeffrey's curatorial project at the Liberace Museum in 1995, I guess!) I am honored.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Have You Seen Me?

Edition of 25 unique monoprint/painting/rubber stamp things. Originally I was going to tape them to lampposts, but decided to give them to those most prone instead. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

TR(i)UMP(h)! - a curatorial project at Art Basil 2016

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photo by Paula Goldman

"An artist's job is to make people smile, not to make political statements. Apologize to Mike Pence, or stop calling yourselves artists!"
- President Elect D.J. Trump

CAWUBOP (Committee for Art World Unification Behind Our President), is honored to offer TR(i)UMP(h)! -- an exhibit of miniature works glorifying President Elect Donald Trump as part of ART BASIL LA

Emerging artists stake out a resume-padding domain of plausible deniability which could save their necks when the Ministry of Culture Death Squads come around! At least that was the idea. Many of the participants have a somewhat promiscuous concept of glorification...


Alex HDZ
Alexandra Cao Ying
Al’Liyah Smith
Antwan Jones
Arely Hernandez
Carla Gonzalez-Baruch
Doug Harvey
Emmanuel Campos
Flora Medina (annex solo exhibit)
Harper Barth
Krystal Simon
Maurice Love
Michael Arata
The Ninja Assassin
Ronieka Pinkney
Sergio Velador
Terri Slade
Young Summers

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Eat This Too!

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Scotty Vera - Solar Dom Says Bring It On! (2016) mixed media sculpture

Doug Harvey's LESS ART Gallery is proud to present the second solo show of reclusive genius Scotty Vera, whose virtuopsic formalist paintings and sculptures always contain references to Dom DeLuise and a lobster.

Vera's first solo exhibition was in 2008 at Track 16 Gallery ( when he publicly stated "I'll do this again when Donald Trump is elected president!"

EAT THIS TOO is presented as part of ART BASIL LA, an annual art fair held in Mr. Let's Paint TV's back yard in Van Nuys, CA.

"Vera’s T16 show Eat This (named after DeLuise’s bestselling cookbook) comprised less than a quarter of his extant work at that time — a substantial oeuvre for an artist less than a quarter-century old with no postsecondary degrees under his belt, let alone one who is periodically afflicted with debilitating agoraphobia. Scotty was the only child of a single-parent family. His mother was a Las Vegas blackjack dealer at the Golden Nugget, and Scotty would be holed up alone in the Living Desert Apartments — where Jeffrey Vallance and other Vegas artists also lived — sometimes for days at a time. Vallance, the Rev. Ethan Acres, and others recognized and nurtured Scotty’s talent, eventually helping him find placement at Claremont and UCLA, though his occasional inability to leave his bedroom sabotaged any possibility of matriculation.""

Scotty’s theoretical underpinnings have always been elusive, as are many of the details of his life. He claims to be the surviving half of a pair of conjoined twins, and does have a scar in a plausible place, though his mother would just sigh and roll her eyes when queried on the matter. On the other hand, that was her response to almost everything. At one point he claimed DeLuise as his father but has since recanted. His chance to publicly articulate his odd but compelling iconography came in the form of a panel discussion for Vallance’s extravaganza last March, but Vera was a no-show, and has apparently been holed up — intermittently communicating via e-mail — ever since."

-- from "Scotty Vera: Submerging Artist" THE Magazine, 2009

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Lobster Dom VS the Alt Right, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Kaboom! Panel Discussion

Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7 PM - 9 PM
West Los Angeles College Art Gallery
4800 Freshman Dr, Culver City, California 90230

Join Molly Barnes at West Los Angeles College Gallery for a panel discussion about the relatonship between comic books and fine art, featuring artists featured in the current WLAC exhibition KABOOM! Comic Art: Chick Bragg, Doug Harvey, Izzy Howell, and Mick Reinman.

Image: Doug Harvey, FF:OO:WJ, 2016, mixed media on cardboard, six panels (detail)